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Limed Wood: Hot, Hot, Hot

Everything old is new again, right?  But always with a twist.  Remember the pickled wood in the late 1980’s?  Limed wood is reminiscent of that, but with a twist.  Wait for it . . . source   Pickled wood had a slight pinky undertone that screams late 80’s/early 90’s to this day.  Limed wood is also reminiscent […]

England’s Cath Kidston

  Cath Kidston Ltd was founded in 1993 when designer Cath Kidston opened a tiny shop in London’s Holland Park.  She began by selling the vintage fabrics, wallpapers, and brightly-painted junk furniture she remembered fondly from her childhood. Her clever, witty re-working of traditional English country house style meant that her shop soon became a […]

Heart and Soul

I just finished a lovely little decorating book:  House Beautiful’s The Finishing Touch – Details That Make a Room Beautiful.   The writer often stops to ask designers what they think on given design subjects.  What gives  a room Heart and Soul?  Let’s see what these designers had to say about it: “Family photographs, a dog, […]

New Rachel Ashwell Book!!!!!

THIS is the kind of thing I get excited about!  Rachel Ashwell has a new book coming out September 1st: Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Interiors – My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets.  Rachel Ashwell is a self-made businesswoman who founded the iconic brand known as Shabby Chic in 1989 when, as a single mother of two […]